Troy 30-C Monthly Happenings
As the leaves begin to turn and we start to feel the crispness in the air, we know that fall is here. As the season changes, we are also seeing changes here at Troy 30-C. I see excitement on students' faces while they are in their in classrooms and the hallways as they adjust to the new school year with new friends and new teachers. I see a sense of positivity and excitement in students and staff as the new school year is well underway. I look forward to seeing great things this school year as our dedicated staff is continually working hard to improve the lives of the students that we serve.
This year we are working through a District Strategic Plan. Our Focus Group was working hard on Saturday, September 16 sharing their thoughts and views of what the future here at Troy 30-C will look like. I am proud of the work that our Focus Group has done, and I look forward to learning from our staff and community members as we work through the District Strategic Plan this school year.
I am excited to share that there will be three Coffee with the Superintendent events this school year. The first one will take place on Wednesday, October 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Troy 30-C District Office. I look forward to meeting with our families and community members at this event.
- Dr. Paul Schrik
Join us for Coffee with the Superintendent
Wednesday, October 11 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Don D. Bacon Administration Center
5800 Theodore St., enter through door 10
Future dates: February 7, 2024 & April 3, 2024
Troy 30-C District Strategic Planning
On September 16, the Troy 30-C Strategic Planning Focus Group convened for a productive and insightful meeting at the District Office. The purpose of this meeting was to gather input and ideas from various stakeholders in our educational community to shape the district's strategic priorities for the coming years. More information about this meeting can be found by clicking here.
Stay tuned for further updates on the progress of our strategic planning process. For inquiries or additional information, please visit our new Strategic Planning website at www.troy30c.org/strategicplan
New Visitor Management Process
To enhance the safety and security for our students and staff, we have updated our visitor management procedures.
For complete directions on this new procedure, click here.
Thank you for partnering with us to help make our district #BeTroySafe!
Manage Notification Settings in ParentSquare
Did you know that in ParentSquare you can fine-tune your notification settings for posts?
- Digest notifications send all general information from the day at 6pm. (This is the default setting).
- Instant notifications will send general information immediately when it is posted
All urgent alerts are sent out immediately and will override digest settings.
To change these notifications, click here for a how-to video.
School Device Coverage
Student Chromebook/Tablet Insurance
To sign-up for the district-issued device protection plan, please go to www.schooldevicecoverage.com/signup.
This plan will be effective from the date you submit the application and payment is received by School Device Coverage. The coverage will provide compensation for appropriate claims made regarding accidental damage to a student's computer for the 2023-2024 school year.
Troy 30-C Resource Fair, August 4, 2023
Thank you to all who attended this amazing kickoff to the school year! :) We welcomed around 800 people to this community event which provided families back to school resources and FUN!
Attendees enjoyed performances by the Troy 30-C Choir and Cheer teams, Mariachi de Joliet Band - the all student mariachi band from Joliet 86, and got up close and personal with reptiles from Crosstown Exotics. Students and families were able to learn more about our community resources in and around Troy 30-C. Raffle prizes were awarded as families enjoyed snacks from the many food vendors.
We are already planning next year's Back to School Resource Fair. If you know of a local community resource or vendor that would like to be included, please contact Jeff Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us in person or virtually on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 7pm for a guided conversation with the Troy 30-C community about district-wide safety updates!
Topics will include:
- New School Safety initiatives and security upgrades in the district.
- See Something, Say Something mindset and how to encourage this throughout our community.
- Tips for keeping kids safe online, and how to respond to concerns.
Troy 30-C Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month September 15th - October 15th
Click here to learn more about this celebration which pays tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.
Troy Trojan Athletics & Activities
The annual Troy 30-C Cross-Country Invite was held at Troy Cronin Elementary School with 40 teams competing on Saturday, September 16. The Troy 30-C team did an amazing job and showed the other 39 schools what it really means to be a Troy Trojan. Lucas Houlihan ran one of the fastest times ever on the course (10:39 - 2 miles) and placed 1st amongst 230 8th-grade boys. Emiliano Vieyra also placed 1st amongst 227 seventh-grade boys. He is now seeded as the #1 fastest 7th-grade boy in the state under the 4A class. Erin Santerelli (pictured) faced some fierce competition and ran a fantastic race. She lost third place by 8 hundredths of a second against 159 finishers. Lastly, Emily Winkler did not disappoint, as she medaled at 24th place against 217 7th-grade girls.
Troy won the team championship in the 5th and 6th grade boys race. Top 5 scorers include: Ethan Ocampo (2nd place), Hudson Howard (3rd place), Calihan Weber (6th place), Zach Zupancic (11th place), and Andres Nevarez (34th place). 5th and 6th grade girls placed second, overall. Chloe Crim placed first, Eliana Witthouse placed 4th, and Yaneli Salinas placed 7th.
Thank you to Coaches John Davis, Stephanie Oswald, Alison Radek, Allison Bruckner, Peter Klepec & Nicole Spiller for their support and dedication to the Trojan Cross-Country team.
More information about Trojan Athletics can be found in the In The News Article posted below.
Troy 30-C In the News Links
Upcoming Dates to Remember
October 6, 2023 - Teachers Institute Day, No Student Attendance
October 9, 2023 - Columbus Day, No Student Attendance
October 11, 2023 - Coffee with the Superintendent
October 18, 2023 - Board Meeting
October 31, 2023 - SIP Day, Half Day Student Attendance